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loophole -- that would reduce the deficit with 3.4 trillion in new revenue. will be onell capitol hill defending the budget. as will chuck hagel and jack lew. will travel to new hampshire to rally support for the budget. before that, we will focus on the proposal, getting your take and drilling down into your numbers. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents, (202) 585-3882. send us a tweet, @cspanwj. we can also read your comments on facebook.com/cspan and you can e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. here's what the president had to say about his budget. [video clip] we have to decide if we're are going to make smart investments. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. we have to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce deficits responsibly while taking steps strengthen the middle class. approach my budget offers. that is why i will fight for this year and in the years to come. talking about his $3.9 trillion budget. this is president obama's 2015 budget, it spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. it re
-murray, it is paid for with spending cut and tax reforms. it is deficit neutral. supporting what the president said in the state of the union, there is a series of programs to create jobs. it lays out $302 billion infrastructure proposal that is paid for with pro-growth tax. it strengthens the manufacture base and supports groundbreaking research to fight disease, protect the environment and develop new technology. it enhances the administration's management efforts to deliver a government that is more efficient and supportive of economic growth. and it will expand opportunity for all-americans. it doubles the maximum value of the earned income tax credit to encourage people to enter the workforce. and makes high quality preschool available to every four year old. and drive workforce training. it will focus on the primary drivers of long term debt and deficits. it builds on the forms of the affordable care act and continues to slow health care cost growth while improving the quality. it will curb tax breaks that benefit the wealthiest. it calls for pro-growth immigration reform. the deficit has bee
to the federal deficit. h.r. 3370 enables congress to develop a long-term solution that protects local economies and holds government accountable. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from maine seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. pin grow: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to talk for two girls from maine. they both celebrated their eighth birthdays last month and are in second grade. ms. pingree: since their presents are just days apart they decided to have a joint birthday present. instead of presents, they asked for people to bring the most needed items from the food pantry. there was never a suggestion from a parent or teacher to do this, they planned it all themselves. i agree with their teach whore said, these two girls have some of the biggest hearts she's ever seen. their compassion and generosity is inspiring and i want to recognize and
. at a time when our deficit has been cut in half, it enables us to meet our obligations to future generations without a mountain of debt. this adheres to the spending principles members of both houses and both parties agreed to. it also builds on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth, and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is fully paid for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. right now our tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this budget creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new industries and new jobs made in america
moral about running up huge deficits, about out of control welfare bills. if we don't deal with these problems the whole country will be poor. i think we should listen to the words of george carey, the former archbishop of canterbury who said this. the churches should be aware of the dangers of blindly defending a gargantuan welfare budget that increases politician would cut as a matter of economic common sense. i think serious politicians have to engage in this and that should go for everybody. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, i join my honorable friend and the prime minister in congratulating team gb on a brilliant performance at the window limits but as the threat of floods passes there's thousands out of their homes. some are still underwater and hundreds of businesses and farms are still struggling to recover. the committee on climate change, the house of commons library and the uk statistical authority have all now said that government investment and flood defenses has fallen. in the light of this an event we have seen, does the prime minister think it's rig
dollars in debt. we have an annual deficit this year that will be less than $1 trillion and we are all excited about that. the first time in five years it has been less than $1 trillion. but government needs money, i would say today the government need something more. in these discipline to rein in spending. it needs courage to make tough decisions. it needs commitment to make sure we do everything more efficiently and more effectively than we have done before. we want to work with you to help you do that, to help you set the right priorities which help you spend the money that we appropriate to you. we thank you for being here today. we will have questions. before we do that, i want to turn to my friend, the ranking member. let me say to him that it has been a whirlwind time, but he has been a great partner. we do not always agree on everything, but as we go through negotiations with our senate counterparts to come to this conclusion, it was a team effort. thank you for that. any comments? >> thank you for your willingness to work with us, especially your staff. and our staff. let's h
opportunity for every american. at a time when our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years we have got to decide if we are going to keep squeezing the middle class or if we will continue to reduce the deficit responsibly while taking steps to grow and strengthen the middle class. the american people have made clear time and again which approach they prefer. that is the approach my budget offers and it's why i'm going to fight for it this year and the years to come as president. >> the new c-span.org web site gives you have says to an incredible library of political events with more added each day through c-span's nonstop coverage of national politics, history and nonfiction books. find c-span's daily coverage of official washingtwashingt on are accessed more than 200,000 hours of archived c-span video. everythineverythin g c-span has covered since 1987 and our video is all searchable and viewable on your desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. just look for the prominent search bar at the top of each page. the new c-span.org makes it easy to watch what's happening today in you
the deficit. most important of all, it is about energy independence for our country. it is about working with canada and producing energy in this country so that we get our energy here locally rather than having to get it from the middle east. that is what americans want. they want us to be energy secure in this country. to do that, we need to produce more energy like we are doing in my state of north dakota and montana across the border. movepipeline would mode -- that loyal as well as canadian oil. it is about producing oil here, or getting it from our closest friend and neighbor, canada, rather than being dependent on the middle east. classification you to have to wait on a pipeline, how safe israel transportation of these products versus pipeline transportation? is it.that we are becoming more energy secure. it is great. it is jobs and what people want. to go with that energy, we need infrastructure. that infrastructure includes pipelines as well as moving products safely by train or truck. the keystone xl will take 500 trucks a day off rose in western north dakota. it is a safety is
the chronic deficits in the national flood insurance program. they are sort of undoing their work to provide some relief. on the energy bill, the house is going to be taking up among other things a measure that would restrict the epa's restriction of carbon emissions by coal powered power plants. this is a big change in utilities. it would require any epa carbon solution limits to be based on existing technology. it is going to be a theme this week. there'll be several energy bills, just like there was a theme this last week about .xcessive regulation >> atrial bettelheim with cq roll call, we think you for your look ahead. as always, sir, thanks for your time. >> my pleasure. thanks. told both ase students and as a nation in terms of popular imagination is that there are all kinds of citizens and marches and demonstrations that occur. but they are really done by these famous, iconic people. basically, rosa parks, who was just so tired that she refused to get up from the bus in montgomery, alabama, and sparked a bus boycott, and basically, a young preacher, who even the president referred to
, eliminate all of that, we would still be running a deficit of half of one dollar trillion each year. room,e elephant in the the big animal in the room, the gorilla in the room that everyone is avoiding is a mandatory spending. , we will address that keep digging ourselves further and further in the hole. that is the real problem and we are trying to, like i say, solve it. on the backs of the military. that can't be done. guest: you are going to hear that a lot. we are solving our problems on the back of the military. he is right, discretionary spending is a small piece of this at the end of the day, but in the broader picture there has across themade federal budget. this is a big piece of discretionary spending. i think it is about half of what we spend on discretionary spending. it is a big piece of the pie to look at. we are in a time of change for the military. this is a time when we can reevaluate put the military should be doing and how much should be spending in this nation's history. active military outside of los angeles, california, good morning. caller: thank you for having me o
debt and deficit problems. if we are going to close a loophole, the american people should get the benefit of a lower rate instead of just handing them money over to washington so he can spend more. we close a lot of loopholes, we got a lot of the junk out of the code. our plan reveals 228 sections of the tax code. we cut the size of the income tax code by roughly 25%. tax reform needs to be about strengthening the economy, making the codes blur and fairer. today we had the opportunity to make the first step forward. this is the kind of tax code the american people need and deserve. before he opened us up to questions, i want to draw your attention to a list of the major provisions in the press release. when you are talking about the entire tax code, there is a lot to go over. i want to highlight a few items on the list in addition to lowering rates, this includes simpler improved taxation of investment income. we tax long-term capital gains and dividends as normal income but exempt 40% of such income six tax, resulting in a percentage point decrease from the maximum rate indiv
that there are substantial long-term budget deficit issues and a need for a sustainable physical path for the country to focus to the maximum extent possible on fiscal changes that would address the longer run issues that will be associated with rising debt-to-gdp ratio over decades and to try to avoid doing harm to the recovery, and i would take the same general position. >> but in the short run there is a value of additional fiscal stimulation in the economy that will complement what you're already doing and make it easier for you to withdraw the quantitative easing. is that a fair comment? >> i think the economy is beginning to recover and we have made progress. and, you know, at a minimum, i would hope that fiscal policy would do no harm. >> just one other quick question you have looked at an unemployment rate of 6.5% as a point of inflection if you will. but one of the aspects of the current employment situation is that labor force participation is falling that 6.5% might not capture the reality of the current economy and be an adequate sort of measure when you should begin or how you should beg
a pressure has faded to launch bold, new attacks on federal deficits. the president's fiscal blueprint expected to include proposals to upgrade aging highways and railroads, finance more prekindergarten programs and enhanced job training. the white house said it would also enlarge the current income tax credit to cover 13.5 million low aren't workers without children, expand the childcare tax credit for some parents, and make it easier for workers to contribute to individual retirement accounts. >> president obama will talk about his budget proposal to an elementary school here in washington, d.c. we'll bring you his remarks live at 11:30 eastern on our companion network c-span and we invite you to weigh in on your thoughts on the president's proposal at facebook and twitter using #cspanchat. later the white house budget office will hold a briefing with budget director sylvia mathews burwell and policy advisers. live at 12:45 p.m. eastern also on c-span. here on c-span2 we will go live to the heritage foundation for discussion of the future of ukraine. this the second of state has arri
powerlines in africa. financial prudence dictates we reduce our deficits by not spending the money at all. if we must spend it and must choose between africa or america, mr. speaker, i choose spending it in america. america spends more than $40 billion a year on foreign aid, money we do not have, borrow to get and cannot afford to pay back. mr. speaker, if financial irresponsibility and economic insanity have a home, rest assured they live in washington, d.c. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, two months ago emergency unemployment benefits expired for over one million americans, including 20,000 veterans and yet this house has not taken up legislation to provide these workers and families with necessary relief. mr. tierney: i rise to ask immediate action on the unemployment compensation act which pr
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